The alley to your heart is lonely
With many graffiti of yore lovers on but sides
Some wrote at the entrance
Promises of a lifetime together
They still walked on anyways
Others proclaimed a mission to serve
But were never at your service either ways
I won’t blot on the parchment of your soul
Forgive my impertinence; yield a portion of you to me
I am not gonna walk through this alley
No, I won’t: lest I become like others
Having a need to forgo
I mount guard at the post to your heart
Watchful for you and your needs
The alley to your heart is lonely
With many graffiti of lovers of yore!
***I am very pleased to make it to the gang this week***
This story is a contribution to the Friday Fictioneers at Madison Woods‘ blog. Where a crush of writers are inspired by a photo prompt to express a story in 100 words. Please, click to find other stories.
36 thoughts on “The Alley…[a new day at the Friday Fictioneers]”
Welcome once more to the Friday gang. You are in a mood for poetry of late. Better you than me. This one feels hurried, but then, perhaps there’s a lot of traffic down the alley to her heart.
Sure, Dough, just did it after reading yours…in fact i got the photo prompt from your story…Really, i hide under poetry whenever a story is not near but you got me there, I am a pretending poet as ever, hahaha!
Thanks for being here, again!
Well done, C! 🙂
Thank you Sassy, for being here!
Nice to meet you, Charles. I think you’ve been gone since I arrived. I hope these two get together and there’s no more new graffiti. 🙂
Let’s hope so! Thanks for making it here…I enjoyed your offer at your blog and would surely look out for you in the gang.
Very nice and original.
That’s kind of you…Thank you!
No, but Charles, this is wonderfully written. Very beautiful and powerful. Just a minor typo: ‘Forgive my impenitence;’ I think the word is impertinence. Or? 🙂 Mine will be out tomorrow.
Really, glad you liked it (even though it was done in fifteen minutes!) Well, I should change the word, though i wanted to use ‘un-sorry’ anyway. But, now i think your suggestion is good enough! Thanks!
“Some wrote at the entrance
Promises of a lifetime together”
Hey thanks to you…You offer at your blog is wordlessly beautiful. Though i had difficulty dropping a comment. I hope you get this.
Nice verse, Charles. I think you have a good beginning. Glad you’re with us.
Thank you for your kind words. Nice to meet!
Your story is loaded with great writing and I liked the way you created the extended metaphor. Ron
Hey Ron, quite an age! I am glad you found something interesting in this piece. Thanks.
Hi and welcome — good core of a poem, it was full of emotion.
Hey, thanks for being here.
Nicely done Charles, very effective repetition.
Dear Sandra, well the voice just asked me to close it with that and it turned out well. Thanks for being here!
Beautiful poem Charles. Well done!
Parul nice to see you here once again!
This poem made me ponder love and the need to love. Very well done. Thank you.
Well, we all should ponder about love and the need to give love, always! Thank you for being here!
Very nice! Your poem even had a lonely feeling to it. The alley does look lonely too, which is a crazy thing since there are so many footsteps through there.
Hey Sheila, really there have been many footsteps across the space but none cared to give true love to her…i hope i should heal the wound!
Great poem. I admire those who can.
Hey Shirley, welcome here. Thanks for your kind words.
Nicely done Charles. Thanks for visiting mine.
there’s a lot of real guts in there. well done.
I am glad you think so Rich. Thank you!
I also joined this week Nice with another poetic entry 🙂
Hey nice to meet you then but i have only been on a haitus for some two months…Thanks for being here!
That is lovely, the alley to your heart — whew, I’m melting a bit.
Kathy glad you liked it. Welcome here